Last week I was rather excited to spot a Hungarian Pinto Grigio rose on sale in Marks & Spencer in London. I’m not sure how long the British supermarket has been selling it, but I figured I’d give it a try over the weekend while we had some beautiful summer sunshine – even if it didn’t last for long!
The wine is a very delicate pinkish and has the taste of summer berries. It’s lovely and fresh, a very crisp wine, ideal for just sipping on, or with a light summer salad or seafood. We enjoyed it with a seafood platter.
The rose is from the Neszmely region of Hungary, just south of the Danube river. Vines have been grown in the region for 2000 years.
Winemaker: Akos Kamocsay at Hilltop Neszmely winery
£6.49 per bottle; £38.94 for a case of six
Alcohol by volume: 11.5%